Archiv der Kategorie 'leisure'

Do not turn Jesus on!

Die Blasphemie der Woche: Jesus + Glory Hole + Kinder. Das geht nicht gut…

Honor thy father and mother.
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Ergonomic Keyboard for Pirates


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It’s gonna bake for three years at 700° Fahrenheit!


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How Yo La Tengo got their name

Gar nicht so schwierig zuvermuten, dass der Ausdruck dem mythischen Narrativ über Baseball entspringt… auch gar nicht so abwegig, dass er etwas mit den New York Mets zu tun hat. Ira Kaplan erklärt mit Ed Kranepool, Mets-Legende aus den Sechzigern, wie es zur Prägung des Begriffs „Yo La Tengo“ kam und der Klassiker „Meet the Mets“ (den Yo La Tengo auch schon oft gecovert haben) als Soundtrack dieses Doku-Schnipsels fehlt natürlich auch nicht.


Und weil es so schön war:


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IKEA Nomenclature

EKTORPUpholstered furniture, coffee tables, rattan furniture, bookshelves, media storage, doorknobs: Swedish placenames (for example: Klippan)

Beds, wardrobes, hall furniture: Norwegian place names

Dining tables and chairs: Finnish place names

Bookcase ranges: Occupations

Bathroom articles: Scandinavian lakes, rivers and bays

Kitchens: grammatical terms, sometimes also other names

Chairs, desks: men’s names

Materials, curtains: women’s names

Garden furniture: Swedish islands

Carpets: Danish place names

Lighting: terms from music, chemistry, meteorology, measures, weights, seasons, months, days, boats, nautical terms

Bedlinen, bed covers, pillows/cushions: flowers, plants, precious stones; words related to sleep, comfort, and cuddling

Children’s items: mammals, birds, adjectives

Curtain accessories: mathematical and geometrical terms

Kitchen utensils: foreign words, spices, herbs, fish, mushrooms, fruits or berries, functional descriptions

Boxes, wall decoration, pictures and frames, clocks: colloquial expressions, also Swedish placenames

from: Wikipedia, via: David Byrne

Nancy Friedman goes on to speculate:

Still, the IKEA taxonomy is no less enigmatic for having been described. I‘m sure there are several PhD theses waiting to be written about it. Music, chemistry, and nautical terms for lighting? Feminine names for curtains, masculine names for chairs and desks? And what subtle intra-Scandinavian tensions or harmonies are revealed by the assignment of Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish words to certain categories but not others? Is there some national stereotype about the Finns (for example) setting an especially attractive table? Or, more perversely, not?

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